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Title: Consensus statement on the management of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nosocomial pneumonia in Asia
Authors: Bin Cao
Thuan T. Tan
Edwin Poon
Jann Tay Wang
Suresh Kumar
Chong H.Kin Liam
Kamal Ahmed
Patrick Moral
Haibo Qiu
Marie Yvette Barez
Latre Buntaran
Oloan E. Tampubolon
Visanu Thamlikitkul
Beijing Red Cross Chaoyang Hospital
Singapore General Hospital
Private Practice
National Taiwan University Hospital
Hospital Sungai Buloh
University of Malaya
Liaquat National Hospital
University of Santo Tomas, Manila
Southeast University
Davao Doctors Hospital
'Harapan Kita' Heart Hospital
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2015
Citation: Clinical Respiratory Journal. Vol.9, No.2 (2015), 129-142
Abstract: © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Nosocomial pneumonia (NP; encompassing hospital-acquired, health care-associated and ventilator-associated pneumonia) is one of the most common nosocomial infections and is associated with a mortality rate of 18.7%-40.8% in Asian countries. The burden of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in Asia is high, and approximately 13% of NP cases in Asia are caused by this pathogen. Evidence regarding optimal management of MRSA NP continues to evolve and is complicated by the fact that a significant proportion of cases are likely to be caused by isolates with reduced susceptibility to the main therapeutic agent, vancomycin. The Asian Consensus Taskforce on MRSA Nosocomial Pneumonia has developed this statement to provide consensus points on diagnosis, antimicrobial treatment and prevention strategies for MRSA NP in the Asian context, based on our review of Asian data, previous international guidelines and recent scientific evidence.
ISSN: 1752699X
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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